File photo of sprintcars at Lismore Speedway.
File photo of sprintcars at Lismore Speedway.

Keen competition for 50-lap speedway sprint

THE Liberty Fuels Wingless Sprint 50-lap main event at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway tomorrow night promises to be one of the most keenly contested races of the season.

There are a number of chances in the field, but one driver who can really stake a claim is Trent Martin.

He is a proven performer over 50 laps and took out a long-distance race at Nowra earlier in the season.

He knows how tough these events are and is well aware of what to expect.

"These events are tough on the car and driver and are something of an endurance test," Martin said yesterday.

"If I get a good start I will be quietly confident of success, but I am the first to admit it won't be easy."

Wingless Sprintcars are one of the newer classes in Australian Speedway.

Designed as a low-budget entry category, the numbers right across the country have increased steadily.

Powered by six-cylinder engines, the recent national championship in Victoria attracted more than 100 entries.

The Lismore 50-lapper has brought together a top field of drivers from NSW and Queensland.

There will be several support categories, with gates open at 3pm and the first race at 6pm.



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